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Jia

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I am an empathetic, patient, results-oriented tutor with 10 years of experience working with all age groups. As a UC Berkeley grad, I have taught in NYC public schools, and have led private tutoring sessions in various subjects. I am always available to answer any questions the student may have post-sessions.

I come from a long line of educators (two grandparents and both my parents!). From them I have learned the importance of building the student up, to always instill confidence in his or her own abilities through guidance and one-on-one practice. This is my philosophy as a tutor and I'm proud to say that it has proven to be successful time and again. I'm looking forward to meeting you and achieving solid results together!

Jia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, English

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 700

Hobbies

Running, badminton, swimming

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College Level American Literature

Conversational Mandarin

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

French

French 1

High School English

High School Level American Literature

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

SAT Writing and Language

Spelling Bee

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Anyone can improve their understanding of a subject. I believe in helping students cultivate a growth mindset, where everyone can change and grow through practice and application.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The student will be asked questions to assess their level and needs. Then we will look at a specific problem together, and the student will be asked to "talk me through" their problem-solving process.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I help by boosting their confidence in their own abilities to solve problems, and through practice.